GRASP Laboratory - University of Pennsylvania
2014 Participants

2014 GRASP REU Site Participants

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Sarah Cen
Rising Junior in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Home Institution: Princeton University
Faculty Advisor: Vijay Kumar
Grad Mentors: Sarah Tang and Mickey Whitzer
Project Title: Autonomous Flight and Landing of a Quadrotor on a Moving Ground Vehicle Using April Tag Vision-Based Control
Aaron Effron
Rising Senior in Physics
Home Institution: Yale University
Faculty Advisor: Dan Koditschek
Grad Mentor: Garrett Wenger
Project Title: Tail Effector Manipulation for Improved Jumping Actuation in a Hexapedal Robot
Lisa Lee
Rising Senior in Mathematics
Home Institution: Princeton University
Faculty Advisor: Eric Eaton
Mentors: Haitham Bou Ammar and Chris Clingerman
Project Title: Robotic Search & Rescue via Online Multi-Task Reinforcement Learning
Samer Nashed
Rising Senior in Computer Science and Physics
Home Institution: Swarthmore College
Faculty Advisor: Vijay Kumar
Grad Mentors: Justin Thomas and Monroe Kennedy
Project Title: Decentralized Cooperative Towing using Implicit Communication

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Michelle Neuburger
Rising Senior in Computer Science
Home Institution: Bryn Mawr College
Faculty Advisor: Katherine J. Kuchenbecker
Grad Mentor: Naomi Fitter
Project Title: Human-Robot Interaction Through Cooperative Hand-Clapping Games
Lan Pham
Rising Junior in Mechanical Engineering
Home Institution: Syracuse University
Faculty Advisor: Katherine J. Kuchenbecker
Grad Mentor: Rebecca Pierce
Project Title: Refining and Testing a Wearable Tactile-Feedback Device for Telerobotics
Armon Shariati
Rising Senior in Computer Engineering
Home Institution: Lehigh University
Faculty Advisor: CJ Taylor
Grad Mentor: Anthony Cowley
Project Title: A General Platform for Immersive Virtual Reality and Interactive Manipulation with Haptic Feedback via Motion Capture
Eli Soffer
Rising Junior in Electrical Engineering
Home Institution: The Cooper Union
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Johnson
Grad Mentor: Addwiteey Chrungoo
Project Title: Developing a Graphical User Interface and Improved Trajectory Modelling for Task Oriented Robot Assisted Therapy

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Kam Hou U
Rising Senior in Computer Engineering
Home Institution: Stony Brook University
Faculty Advisor: Mark Yim
Grad Mentors: Chaitanya Bhargava and Tarik Tosun
Project Title: Design of a Control and Communication Framework for the SMORES Robots
Peter Wei
Rising Senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Home Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Advisor: Dan Lee
Grad Mentor: Chris Clingerman
Project Title: Dynamic Replanning with Manipulability Estimation and Probabilistic Costmaps
Cody Worth
Senior in Computer Science and Mathematics
Home Institution: Lamar University
Faculty Advisor: Ufuk Topcu
Postdoc Mentor: Jie Fu
Project Title: Automata Learning for Autonomous, Reactive Systems
Hunter Young
Rising Senior in Mechanical Engineering
Home Institution: Oklahoma State University
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Johnson
Grad Mentor: Dalton Banks
Investigating Under-Actuated Robot Hands for Stroke Rehabilitation

2014 GRASP REU Site Resident Assistant (RA)

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Shafag Idris
Rising Senior in Electrical Engineering
Home Institution: University of Pennsylvania